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Footwear made from tube seats hopes to be a shoe-in at Farmer's Market


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A Chiswick firm is to sell a unique brand of footwear at the Sunday morning Farmer's Market in Dukes Meadows (August 11).

The casual boot is made from recycled tube and bus seat fabric and local commuters will instantly recognise the distinctive patterns.

The brand, which is popular online, is part of the ABOVE+BELOW LONDON footwear line produced by local eco-design outfit; Creatively Recycled Empire Ltd.The company also uses upcycled nappa leather from a high street bank- a consignment of unwanted leather cheque-book covers which used to be given out as gifts.

The new addition to the regular line up of stall holders at this Sunday's Dukes Meadows Farmers Market can be seen tomorrow( August 11) and then on a monthly basis.

"They are a fantastic relic of London" says the company's co-founder Robert Taylor; "and as a special thank you for all the support we've had from Londoners so far, we'll be giving away an "I LOVE RECYCLING" tinplate from the limited edition we published in collaboration with Sir Peter Blake, the well known artist Patron of the Dukes Meadows Trust".

The free "I LOVE RECYCLING" tin plate will be limited to the first 15 purchasers of either a pair of ABOVE+BELOW LONDON shoes or companion "I LOVE LONDON" tinplate wallsign that CRE Ltd also produced with Sir Peter. Purchases can be made with PayPal from web enabled handsets or with cash. For further info please visit www.urbanremade.com 

The boots will be available in vintage, rare or ultra rare tube or bus textile patterns.

August 9, 2013

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